Children’s Book Week, Writers Fests, school visits. 2017 has been a big year of touring with two new books out, My Lifeand The Fall. Here are the best pics from my Instagram over the past few months, giving you a wrap on the adventures and a glimpse into the more interesting parts of life on the road.
Seeing kids excited about reading and creating their own stories is one of the biggest rewards of visiting schools.
An assembly to acknowledge the work of young writers after a writer-in-residence stint at Brisbane’s ‘Churchie’.
Late night Book Week dinner with authors James Phelan (The Last Thirteen) and Gus Gordon (My Life series, Somewhere Else) at an amazing hidden-away Thai place in Melbourne.
Recording the Two Wolves audiobook has been one of the highlights of my travels. It’ll be out through Penguin Random House in coming months.
And spending some quality time on an inflatable swan with Kids’ WB host Shane Crawford. (You can see the segment we shot here.)
Launching The Fall. (Only just made it out alive.)
And dinner with a pretty extraordinary bunch of creative humans. Author Morris Gleitzman, Penguin Random House editor Katrina Lehman and publicity maestros Kate Sheahan and Tina Gumnior, author / illustrator Gus Gordon, author Oliver Phommavanh and the lovely Isobelle Carmody.
I’m so impressed by this book trailer for my new novel The Fallmade by year 7/8 students at Xavier College in Queensland’s Wide Bay area. It won the Reader’s Cup State Final book trailer comp against some tough competitors.
It captures the tone of the book and the production values are high. It hints at the story without needing to relay the entire plot. It makes me want to read the book. 😉
I hope you enjoy it, too. Let me know what you think and give them a thumbs-up on YouTube if you like it.